Saturday, June 4, 2011

CAPTAIN PLANET F--D UP part 1. (most likely NOT an ongoing series)


My goal was to find one episode where Captain Planet was wrong! Some lesson-to-be-learned or eco-save that didn’t pay out well for the future. I was beginning to think all hope was lost until I stumbled onto episode 8, Rain of Terror.
The plot has the Planeteers trying to stop Verminous Skumm from destroying a city with a giant cloud filled with acid rain. Of course, good triumphs over evil and the cloud was destroyed. 
Though according to a group of scientists at Michigan Technological University's School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science looks like the Captain made the wrong call. It seems that the research concludes that acid rain is actually beneficial for depleted forests. This polluted hot rain (rich with nitrogen) actually improves forest productivity. Meaning it saves the trees from dying out. And last time I checked, that's pretty high on the "Green stuff to accomplish in this century" list. Smooth move Super Cruise.

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29 comments:

  1. Good job on the research! Who would have known. Maybe the acid rain will wash that green out of Captain Planet's hair too?

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  2. Eat that you save the environment Hippies!

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  3. I agree, good job on the research! I'm sure you enjoyed it.

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  4. Psh. Can you believe they're even considering making a movie after this guy?!

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  5. So, does this mean that Japans earthquake, that made all that toxic shit seep into the sea which will later evaporate into the eco system, will actually make the world greener?

    We should have disasters more often.

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  6. I'm confused... Why would you want to remember Captain Planet at all?

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  7. Take that, Captain Planet! You're not all that and a bag of chips after all.
    Now, who's Captain Planet?

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  8. Yeah he needs to get his shit together!

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  9. He was wrong all the time... There is no global warming, deforestation, all myths...

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  10. he has some nice looking green hair

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  11. Yet it still wouldn't be good for a city that's, ya know, NOT a burned out forest! Yeah, Captain!!

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  12. Take that you big blue jerk!! lol.

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  13. Oh this captain planet guy ...

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  14. He was trying to prevent the cloud from hitting a city, not a rainforest though lol

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  15. Captain Planet made a big epic fail hahah

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  16. acid rain is also good for your skin

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  17. This show was my favorite show growing up. This post broke my tweenage heart :(

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  18. I remember this cartoon! Haha is incredible what you find..suck that captain planet!

    Greetings
    Andy
    The Black Label

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  19. Very interesting!Great research!Thank you so much for the New blog of the day feature!It means a lot!Have a great Sunday!

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  20. I have always admired Captain Planet but now he just looks like a big douche. I am throwing out my green wig.

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  21. haha thats awesome... It's about time Captain Planet got his comeupance... smug bastard

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  22. Really? But how acidic was the rain? I mean there has to be a limit on the "acid" part of the rain where it goes from beneficial to hazardous.

    BTW I remember that episode!

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